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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 11/16/2016

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Newark, NJ

Newark, NJ
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


This position is responsible for monitoring, supporting, and participating in the implementations / enhancements and operations of Middleware Engineering platforms and services.


* Design, implement and follow engineering standards and guidelines to design, build, and operate Middleware technology solutions in support of business applications.

* Perform day to day operations to maintain 24X7 SLAs for business functions and resolve issues through level2 / level 3 for all services under the control of the Middleware Engineering team.

* Represent Middleware team in Change Review meetings.

* Develop and implement appropriate troubleshooting tools/ technologies / strategies for proactively identifying problems including steps to quickly triage issues leading to faster time to resolution.

* Communicate effectively within and across multiple teams including vendors when required.

* Track and document Middleware infrastructure implementation components across applications and technologies.

* Produce documentation of Middleware environments and partner with associated teams in creating operations documents.

* Keep abreast of the latest developments in the Middleware technology space.

* Recommend adoption of new technologies and solutions to improve operational excellence.

* Participate in on call support rotations.


* Minimum three years of experience in operationally supporting Middleware technologies including Application server (IBM WAS), IBM WebSphere Portal, IIS / IHS, and Messaging (IBM MQ).

* Working experience with IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration appliances is a plus.

* Working knowledge of Middleware technologies and operational process.

* Experience with Linux, AIX, and Windows operating systems.

* Experience working in both virtualized and cloud environments.

* Prior experience in end to end Middleware/systems automation and orchestration using vendor products or open source tools.

* Broad understanding of Security protocols including HTTPS, SSL.

* Working knowledge of Unix Shell scripting/Python/standard scripting tools.

* Experience in building and rolling out Middleware environments in topologies that meet both High availability and Disaster Recovery requirements.

* Experience in maintaining configuration and knowledge management database.

* Experience in building / running CI-CD pipelines in a DevOps setup is a plus.

* Ability to learn quickly and draw meaningful conclusions from independent research.

* Implementation requirements may result in extended hours and weekend work.


* Requires strong problem solving and analytical skills.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills are critical, along with the ability to lead team or individual presentations.

* Requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of personnel.

* Excellent customer service.

* Ability to work independently and as a team.

* Ability to develop and follow project plans.


* Bachelor's degree with requires 3+ years of related IT work experience.

* Certification in relevant Middleware technologies is a plus.


* 3+ years related IT work experience

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability and any other protected class as required by federal, state or local law.



Job Level
Individual Contributor

Information Technology

Job Type
Full Time

Newark, NJ